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Kiwis on cusp of America’s Cup victory

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:58 am

Kiwis on cusp of America’s Cup victory
By Noel Randewich

SAN FRANCISCO — Emirates Team New Zealand on Wednesday edged to within one win of taking home the America’s Cup, defeating Oracle Team USA in a close-fought race that again showcased the Kiwis’ seamless teamwork and superior strategy at the start.

But New Zealand will have to wait at least another day to clinch the Cup after Wednesday’s second race was postponed seconds before the starting gun due to high winds, the second straight day that a strong sea breeze and outgoing tide combined to make conditions on San Francisco Bay unsafe for the fragile 72-foot catamarans...

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Re: Kiwis on cusp of America’s Cup victory

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:47 am

USA caps historic comeback to keep America's Cup

SAN FRANCISCO — The big black cat almost used up its last life at the start, burying its bows in a wave and falling behind a boatload of Kiwis.

Of course, it was only fitting in this America's Cup that Oracle Team USA would need to survive near-defeat again.

With one last spectacular push in a winner-take-all finale Wednesday, the United States managed to hang onto the Auld Mug in closing out the longest, fastest and, by far, wildest America's Cup ever with one of the greatest comebacks in sports.

"I'm going to rank it No. 1. We never gave up," skipper Jimmy Spithill said...

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Re: Kiwis on cusp of America’s Cup victory

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:05 am

Australia to battle U.S. in next America's Cup
After a stunning comeback to beat New Zealand, the U.S. accepts a challenge to sail against the Aussies.

SAN DIEGO - Australia is back in the America's Cup for the first time since 2000 after a challenge by winemaker Bob Oatley was accepted by software billionaire Larry Ellison.

The challenge by the Hamilton Island Yacht Club, located on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef, was announced Monday. It....

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